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Greece 1 Aug will open six ports for cruise ships

Cruise ships from August 1 will be able to visit six ports of Greece, official notice of tourism Minister Haris theoharis sent to the International Association of cruise lines (CLIA) and the three largest companies in this sector that operate in Greece (MSC Cruises, Costa, TUI Cruises). This was announced by the Greek tourist organisation GNTO.

"The Minister of tourism officially announced that since August 1, 2020 cruise ships allowed to visit six ports when entering Greece. In particular, the ports of Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Volos, Corfu and Katakolo. After the first mooring cruise liners will be able to go to any other Greek port included in the route. Theoharis explained that this mode will only change in case of new epidemiological conditions," said the organization.

Greece urged to boycott Turkish goods over the Hagia Sophia

The President of the chamber of Commerce of Piraeus, Vasilis the owner Korkidis called on Greek businessmen to impose an embargo on trade with Turkey, and consumers to boycott Turkish goods in connection with the conversion of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque.

The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court on Friday annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. They will begin on July 24.